Savannah Fuller, a resident of Philadelphia, N.Y., and senior at Indian River Central School, received Keuka College’s Experiential Learner of the Month Award for January.
Keuka, the national leader in experiential, hands-on learning, established the program to honor high school students whose commitment to experiential, hands-on learning has made a difference in their communities.
Fuller will receive a partial academic fellowship to Keuka and qualify for the Experiential Learner of the Year Award, which carries a full academic fellowship to the College.
Fuller was nominated for the award by Tina Frank, librarian and senior class adviser at Indian River.
“I have been impressed with Savannah’s personality, enthusiasm, and willingness to get involved with class activities all while playing sports and keeping up with the demands of school,” said Frank. “She brings energy to everything she does the minute she enters the room.”
A versatile athlete, Fuller has played soccer, tennis, volleyball, and track for the Warriors. The senior class treasurer, she is a member of the German Club, Stage Band, and Whiz Quiz.
An honor roll student since 2007, Fuller is a member of National Honor Society and is a Frontier League Scholar-Athlete. She received awards for highest German average (2007 to 2010) and highest math average (2009 and 2010).
She is also an active member of her community, volunteering in the local soup kitchen and food pantry, and for the Jefferson County Relay for Life Walk.
Fuller, who plans to pursue a career in occupational therapy, has completed a job skills training workshop, and internships at Carthage Area Hospital Professional Building and H.T. Wiley Intermediate School.
The Experiential Learner of the Month Award-winner is featured on television stations throughout central, western, and northern New York state, as well as the Southern Tier.
The participating stations include WTVH, Channel 5, Syracuse (CBS); WHAM, Channel 13, Rochester (ABC); WWNY, Channel 7, Watertown (CBS); and WBNG, Channel 12, Binghamton (CBS).